Mar 20, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically every Tuesday the peeps over at The Broke and the Bookish post their top ten lists on various topics.

This weeks topic is:
Top Ten Books on my Spring To-Be-Read List
(In no particular order. Some newbies that may, or may not, be 
released along with some oldies that I have yet to finish...)

1. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock-
Cannot wait! Plus, that cover is gorgeous!

2. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks- 
Mermaids?! Hell Yessss :)
 
3. Until I Die by Amy Plum- 
I need to know what happens! Vincent=Perfection!

4. Masque of the Red Death-
POE!
5. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting- 
Do you even have to ask?

6. Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins- 
Already half way through with this one :)

7. Creatura by Nely Cab-
Read the first couple of chapters online and I fell in love.
 
8. Perception by Kim Harrington-
Sequel to my fav book last year, Clarity.

9. The Golden Lilly by Richelle Mead-
More Adrian? Um, YES, please!

10. The Selection by Kiera Cass-
I've heard both the good and the bad, want to read it for myself!

Mar 18, 2012

In My Mailbox #10

Hello my fellow book lovers,

This post is a tad bit late. Forgive me? I was in the mood for an IMM video, plus I was really excited about some of the books I got :) I do want to give a special shout out and thank you to 2 special bloggers;

Thank you SO much! You're the BEST!


My good blogging friend, Tawni over at The Book Worms. I've never met this girl but I can already tell you that she is an amazing person! Thanks for listening, Tawni <3 And for FROST :) Cannot wait to dig in!

Ok, so lets get this video started.... I warn you though, I look like I just woke up (which I think I did... from a nap :)haha!) I've been in bed sick with the flu. It wasn't pretty.

Thanks for watching <3


 

Mar 9, 2012

Follow Friday (9)







Question of the week: Have you ever looked at book's cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.






OMG, yesss! Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles!... I remember a blogging bud recommened the book and when I saw the cover I thought, "Thisss is the book everyone is going wild about? Doesn't look very good to me...!" ....SO WRONG!

Boy, was I kicking my own ass for not having read it sooner once I finished it. I LOVED this book. As I would say when I was a child, "I want to marry this book and have it's babies"

If you haven't read it, you are seriously missing out! You can read my review for it here.

Mar 1, 2012

Review: Catching Jordan

Title: Catching Jordan
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 281
Challenge: 2012 DAC
Source: Own
Buy the book: 
BN / Amazon

My Rating:


What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though - she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate. -summary from goodreads.com


Can I begin by saying how much I enjoyed this book?! I devoured it. This is a story based on so much more than just a sporty romance, and I’m so glad I didn’t let my non-football attitude stop me from picking it up!

Meet Jordan, Senior quarterback of her high school football team. Although her father disapproves, she is determined on getting a scholarship to play college football. She’s passionate about the sport even though most perceive it to be a boys game. She stands up for herself and doesn’t let others compromise her dreams. (woo whoo! You go girl!)…. Jordans weakness; she doesn’t notice boys the same way other girls do….

This story is not just about Jordan’s love life, it also touches base with her rocky relationship with her father. I understand that he’s just worried about her and doesn’t want her to get hurt, but there were certain scenes in the book where I wanted to smack some sense into him. He was totally being sexist. It’s bad enough that Jordan had to deal with peer pressure, slander, and other not so pleasant things; only to come home and be ridiculed by her father. But I simply loved the fact that even though Jordan fumbles (no pun intended) through certain situations, she always comes out with a positive attitude and with a self learned lesson.

Kenneally's writing easily nailed Jordans tomboy attitude, and was able to insert a softer, more feminine side as well. Jordan was simply a football loving girl, who was one of the guys. Speaking of guys…. Can I have my own Sam Henry? Jordan's best friend and teammate Sam Henry, was fabulous. He was selfless, sweet, hot and smart. I thought it was the cutest thing how he would spend the night and sleep in the same bed with Jordan… not THAT kind of sleep, the real sleep! :)haha! I’ll admit, I was totally Team Ty in the beginning, but as the story went on I could feel Jordan loosing interest and so did I.

I’ve never been much of a football girl but Kenneally has made a fan out of me. Catching Jordan is a beautifully written novel, full of charming characters and emotional situations. It was a sweet romantic read and so much more. Very much looking forward to reading Kenneally’s next book; Stealing Parker.